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Recent publications: BIPM Physical Metrology Department - Mass

2016

  Bielsa F., Robertsson L., Lavergne T., Kiss A., Fang H., Stock M., The new interferometer of the BIPM watt balance, Proc. 2016 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM), 2016,  
  Davis R.S., Barat P., Stock M., A brief history of the unit of mass: continuity of successive definitions of the kilogram, Metrologia, 2016, 53(5), A12-A18  
  de Mirandés E., Barat P., Stock M., Milton M.J.T., Calibration campaign against the international prototype of the kilogram in anticipation of the redefinition of the kilogram, part II: evolution of the BIPM as-maintained mass unit from the 3rd periodic verification to 2014, Metrologia, 2016, 53(5), 1204-1214  
  Fang H., Bielsa F., Kiss A., Lavergne T., Lu Y.F., Robertsson L., de Mirandés E., Solve S., Stock M., Progress on the BIPM watt balance, Proc. 2016 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM), 2016,  
  Quiroga A., Bermudez A., Kornblit F., Garcia F., Fang H., Caceres J., Peña L.M., Ramos O., Viaggio A., Santo C., Determination of the magnetic susceptibility and the magentic polarization of weights by means of the susceptometer method, Metrologia, 2016, 53Tech. Suppl., 07012  
  Richard P., Fang H., Davis R., Foundation for the redefinition of the kilogram, Metrologia, 2016, 53(5), A6-A11  

2015

  Azuma Y., Barat P., Bartl G., Bettin H., Borys M., Busch I., Cibik L., D'Agostino G., Fujii K., Fujimoto H., Hioki A., Krumrey M., Kuetgens U., Kuramoto N., Mana G., Massa E., Meeß R., Mizushima S., Narukawa T., Nicolaus A., Pramann A., Rabb S.A., Rienitz O., Sasso C., Stock M., Vocke Jr R.D., Waseda A., Wundrack S., Zakel S., Improved measurement results for the Avogadro constant using a 28Si-enriched crystal, Metrologia, 2015, 52(2), 360-375  
  Bielsa F., Lu Y.F., Lavergne T., Kiss A., Fang H., Stock M., Alignment of the magnetic circuit of the BIPM watt balance, Metrologia, 2015, 52(6), 775-782  
  Davis R.S., What is a kilogram in the Revised International System of Units (SI)?, J. Chem. Ed., 2015, 92(10), 1604-1609  
  Nielsen L., Davis R.S., Barat P., Improving traceability to the international prototype of the kilogram, Metrologia, 2015, 52(4), 538-551  
  Stock M., Barat P., Davis R.S., Picard A., Milton M.J.T., Calibration campaign against the international prototype of the kilogram in anticipation of the redefinition of the kilogram part I: comparison of the international prototype with its official copies, Metrologia, 2015, 52(2), 310-316  

2014

  Becerra L.O., Borys M., Chung J.W., Davidson S., Fuchs P., Jacques C., Jian W., Kubarych Z.J., Kumar A., Malengo A., Fen K., Medina N., Meury P.-A., Mizushima S., Picard A., Steyn R., Zelenka Z., Final report on CCM.M-K4: Key comparison of 1 kg stainless steel mass standards, Metrologia, 2014, 51Tech. Suppl., 07009  
  Davis R.S., Milton M.J.T., The assumption of the conservation of mass and its implications for present and future definitions of the kilogram and the mole, Metrologia, 2014, 51(3), 169-173  
  Fang H., Kiss A., Lavergne T., Robertsson L., de Mirandés E., Solve S., Picard A., Stock M., Update from the BIPM watt balance, Proc. 2014 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM), 2014, 710-711  

2013

  Quinn T., Parks H., Speake C., Davis R., Improved determination of G using two methods, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2013, 111, 101102  
  Stock M., Watt balance experiments for the determination of the Planck constant and the redefinition of the kilogram, Metrology and Physical Constants, Proceedings of the Intern. School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", 2013, 185, 415-446  

2012

  Baumann H., Bettin H., Bielsa F., Eichenberger A., Geneves G., Kuramoto N., Mana G., Massa E., Pereira dos Santos F., Picard A., Pinot P., Schindler A., Realization of the anticipated definition of the kilogram, Proc. 2012 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM), 2012, 340-341  
  de Mirandés E., Zeggagh A., Bradley M., Picard A., Fang H., Kiss A., Stock M., Superconducting coil system to study the behavior of superconducting coils for a cryogenic watt balance, Proc. 2012 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM), 2012, 470-471  

2011

  Andreas B., Azuma Y., Bartl G., Becker P., Bettin H., Borys M., Busch B., Gray M., Fuchs P., Fujii K., Fujimoto H., Kessler E., Krumrey M., Kuetgens U., Kuramoto N., Mana G., Manson P., Massa E., Mizushima S., Nicolaus A., Picard A., Pramann A., Rienitz O., Schiel D., Valkiers S., Waseda A., Determination of the Avogadro constant by counting the atoms in a 28Si crystal, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2011, 106, 030801  
  Andreas B., Azuma Y., Bartl G., Becker P., Bettin H., Borys M., Busch I., Fuchs P., Fujii K., Fujimoto H., Kessler E., Krumrey M., Kuetgens U., Kuramoto N., Mana G., Massa E., Mizushima S., Nicolaus A., Picard A., Pramann A., Rienitz O., Schiel D., Valkiers S., Waseda A., Zakel S., Counting the atoms in a 28Si crystal for a new kilogram definition, Metrologia, 2011, 48(2), S1-S13  
  Berry J., Davidson S., Barat P., Davis R., Comparison of UV/ozone cleaning of platinum/iridium kilogram mass standards with nettoyage-lavage cleaning, Metrologia, 2011, 48(3), 181-186  
  de Mirandés E., Fang H., Kiss A., Solve S., Stock M., Picard A., Alignment procedure used in the BIPM watt balance, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., 2011, 60(7), 2415-2421  
  Fang H., Kiss A., Robertsson L., Bradley M., de Mirandes E., Picard A., Solve S., Stock M., Asquisition et synchronisation des données pour la balance de watt du BIPM, 15th Congress of Metrology, Paris, 2011,  
  Fang H., Kiss A., Robertsson L., de Mirandes E., Solve S., Picard A., Stock M., Improvements in the BIPM watt balance, 15th Congress of Metrology, Paris, 2011,  
  Picard A., Barat P., Borys M., Firlus M., Mizushima S., State-of-the-art mass determination of 28Si spheres for the Avogadro project, Metrologia, 2011, 48(2), S112-S119  
  Picard A., Bradley M.P., Fang H., Kiss A., de Mirandés E., Parker B., Solve S., Stock M., The BIPM watt balance: Improvements and developments, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., 2011, 60(7), 2378-2386  

2010

  Davis R., Nature News & Views: Big G revisited, Nature, 2010, 468, 181-183  
  Goyon C., Davis R.S., Bettin H., Toth H., Comparison of density measurements carried out by the PTB and the BIPM on a 1.02 kg cylinder of platinum-iridium, Rapport BIPM-2010/10, 8 pp  
  Ripple D.C., Davis R., Fellmuth B., Fischer J., Machin G., Quinn T., Steur P., Tamura O., White D.R., The Roles of the Mise en Pratique for the Definition of the Kelvin, Int. J. Thermophysics, 2010, 31(8), 1795-1808  

2009

  Harvey A.H., Span R., Fujii K., Tanaka M., Davis R.S., Density of water: roles of the CIPM and IAPWS standards, Metrologia, 2009, 46(3), 196-198  
  Picard A., Bignell N., Borys M., Downes S., Mizushima S., Mass comparison of the 1 kg silicon sphere AVO#3 traceable to the International Prototype K, Metrologia, 2009, 46(1), 1-10  
  Picard A., Fang H., Kiss A., de Mirandés E., Stock M., Urano C., Progress on the BIPM watt balance, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., 2009, 58(4), 924-929  

2008

  Davis R.S., Redefining the kilogram: How and why?, MAPAN - Journal of the Metrology Society of India, 2008, 23(3), 131-138  
  Otal P., Legras J.-C., Goyon C., Barat P., Davis R.S., Final report on supplementary comparison EUROMET.M.P-S3 of absolute pressure standards in the barometric range from 80 kPa to 110 kPa, Metrologia, 2008, 45Tech. Suppl., 07004  
  Perkin M., Picard A., Lecollinet M., Fen K., Sardi M., Miiller A., Agarwal A., Jescheck M., Wüthrich C., Final report on CCM key comparison CCM.P-K2: Pressure (10 kPa to 120 kPa) absolute mode, Metrologia, 2008, 45Tech. Suppl., 07002  
  Picard A., Davis R.S., Gläser M., Fujii K., Revised formula for the density of moist air (CIPM-2007), Metrologia, 2008, 45(2), 149-155  
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